The role of self-improvement and self-evaluation motives in social comparisons with idealised female bodies in the media

Halliwell, E. and Dittmar, H. (2005) The role of self-improvement and self-evaluation motives in social comparisons with idealised female bodies in the media. Body Image, 2 (3). pp. 249-261. ISSN 1740-1445

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2005.05.001


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This paper examines the results of experimental exposure to idealised female bodies in the media in order to explore the evidence for exposure to ultra-thin models leading to increased body dissatisfaction amongst women. Women demonstrated higher body-focused anxiety when asked to focus on self-evaluation than when focussing on self-improvement.
Uncontrolled Keywords:social comparison, media, self-evaluation, self-improvement, body image
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
ID Code:5680
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Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:09
Last Modified:10 Feb 2014 16:34

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